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Thursday, January 20, 2022   /   by Client Care Coordinator

4 REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOUSE IN THE WINTER

The 4 Reasons to Sell your house in the Winter are simple.

1.  Supply - There are fewer sellers willing to sell their home during the cold weather months, so you have less competition.  The highest influx of your competition generally runs from February through July, so smart home sellers list when competition is low.
2.  Less Work for You! - Properly preparing your home for sale requires a lot of work up front.  During the peak real estate season, your first impression is the curb appeal and font yard.  During the Winter, there is much less to prepare and maintain.  While it's still important to give your home nice curb appeal in all seasons, there will be no landscaping or lawn care to worry about.
3.  Serious Buyers! - Spring and Summer buyer's include many "Window Shoppers", which means you must leave your home for every showing and open house.  That is the biggest inconvenience to sellers while their home is for sale.  During t. ...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022   /   by Client Care Coordinator

Top 10 Things to Ask a Home Owners Assocation

Before you buy, contact the association with the following questions.
In the process, you’ll learn how responsive, and organized, its members are.


What percentage of units is owner-occupied? What percentage is tenant-occupied? Generally, the higher the percentage of owner-occupied units, the more marketable the units will be at resale.

What covenants, bylaws, and restrictions govern the property? What grandfather clauses are in place? Are rentals allowed? You may find, for instance, that those who buy a property after a certain date cannot rent out their units, but buyers who bought earlier can.  Ask for a copy of the bylaws to determine if you can live within them. Have an attorney review property docs, including the master deed, for you.

How much does the association keep in reserve? Request further information on how that money being invested?

Are association assessments keeping pace with the annual rate of inflation? Smart boards raise assessments a cert ...

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Thursday, December 30, 2021   /   by Client Care Coordinator

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Let’s face it, moving is stressful. That’s why we’ve created an epic moving checklist to help you stay on track. With some direction and this 8-week printable moving checklist for your upcoming move, you’ll be sure to have everything done between now and the big day, leaving you plenty of time to celebrate.


8 weeks before you move checklist:

It’s important for you to plan for every aspect of your move. The good news? We’ve got you covered. We won’t lie — there’s a lot to do to prepare. Yet, you’ll be thankful you started early and had this epic moving checklist to ensure you stay on top of your to-do list.

1. Create a digital “moving” folder on Google Drive or Dropbox. Take pictures with your phone of quotes, receipts, and records related to your move and store them in an online storage system such as Google Drive or Dropbox. You’re not going to be able to remember all of the details, so throw ...

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Thursday, December 30, 2021   /   by Client Care Coordinator

75 Things That Can Go Wrong in a Real Estate Sale

75 Things That Can Go Wrong in a Real Estate Sale
When it comes to real estate transaction issues, there is a lot that can happen.  We can’t control all of the people or processes involved in a home purchase or home sale, but you can rest easy.  Our team has years of experience and it’s our job to address anything that pops up head-on and help coordinate solutions so that your experience remains as positive as possible.
The Lender/Closer/Title Company:
Fails to notify lender/agents of unsigned or unreturned documents.
Fails to obtain information from beneficiaries, lien-holders, insurance companies, or lenders in a timely manner.
Let’s principals leave town without getting all necessary signatures.
Loses or incorrectly prepares paperwork.
Does not pass on valuable information quickly enough which delays closing.
Does not get Closing Disclosure to buyer/seller for review within 3 business days of settlement.
Errors on Closing Disclosure which delay ...

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